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Re: [Shop-talk] xmas lights that don't suck?

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] xmas lights that don't suck?
From: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 16:54:26 -0600
Sure - I have some Noma sets from when I was a kid - and some a little 
older - with C7 bulbs - that work fine.  But those hot bulbs are only usable 
on a real tree or outside...

We went to what used to be called "Italian" lights years ago, for our 10' 
fake tree.  The best brand has long been Silvestri - though that may have 
changed in the last 2-3 years.  We have some GE, etc. too, and besides 
miinor variations they're all pretty similar.  Nonetheless, they do come 
loose through handling, and even while sitting on the branch they do on 
occasion come loose enough not to work.  Sometimes when I'm lucky, flicking 
each one will find the loose one, and you pull it out and splay the bulb 
wires out and it works.  Sometimes you have to do that to each bulb till it 
the string suddenly works.  It happens.


PS - 50 years ago isn't THAT long ago...  Great grandmother - geez   ;-)

> Hokay, if you say so.  But even living in Shakey Town, I've never had one
> come out on it's own.
> Nor does it seem that difficult to locate and replace a missing bulb.
> But then, I'm crazy enough to have series sets going back over 50 years
> (from my great-grandmother), so I could be mistaken <G>
> Randall
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